Chris Brown: Strip (Feat. K-Mac) (Official Music Video)
The lyrics are so cringe-inducing and the vocals so generic that, was I not watching the video, I wouldn’t have had a clue who was singing this piece of R&B-by-numbers. The lead single from Chris Brown’s forthcoming fifth studio album Fortune could in fact be a cast off from anyone from Justin Bieber to Peter Andre to Ne-Yo.
Strip bounces along rather merrily and has a catchy chorus (mostly due to its simplicity), but it is ultimately a cheap and tacky serenade to a woman who has no morals. He’s there with his top off, flexing his abs and six pack in his mountain getaway, as he croons about his need for a girl to show him her naked body at the end of the night.
Well, I guess there is variety. In a later verse, he also crooons about his need for a girl to show him her naked body, at a club, before they get to the end of the night too.
It’s cheesy. It’s predictable. It’s totally unidentifiable. And it lacks the attitude and originality that he has shown he is capable of demonstrating in both his previous Grafitti and F.A.M.E albums. I Can Transform Ya remains a total favourite.
Fortune is set for a March 2012 release.